eiriko (7) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Aroma of chocolate, caramel and vanilla.
Flavor of bourbon, charred oak with some vanilla. Chocolate.
Mouthfeel is thick. No trace of alcohol. Goes down extremely well. Bosbouw (2898) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vol, vanille, crème. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, koffie, crème. Mooie volle afdronk. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Zwart bier met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt bourbon, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, overrijp fruit, bourbon, geroosterd, bitter. gregwilsonstl (2453) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Dark black. Thin head. Chocolate. Oily. Not sure why this is top 50. Oak. Very drinkable. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Thx robertdale! mariuspoenari (2635) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Pitch black pour, thin espresso head. Smells like bourbon, maple syrup, espresso, caramel and coconut. Tastes like bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, vanilla and coconut. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
ciocanelu (2458) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced. JStax (6348) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared by weihenweizen. Thanks! The beer pours a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mostly bourbon, fudge, and hazelnuts. Big sweetness in the taste along with some boozy chocolate. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation. weihenweizen (3741) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is beatiful bourbon, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate, and some herbal hop balance. JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
One of Stone’s best beers, always a treat. It trails what I consider to be world class BBA stouts (like Parabola and Bourbon County) but still a very delicious beer. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Fyodor’s classic bottle. A bit disappointing, Think, lacking in the chocolate and roast of normal IRS. A bit better when it warmed.